"The Find Me Gluten Free app is the industry leader and great example of the apps out there that are contributing to the growth of the gluten-free food sector,” said David Browne, Senior Analyst Mintel Int’l Group.
Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 05, 2012
Find Me Gluten Free App Connects Users with Gluten-Free
Friendly Restaurants and Businesses Nationwide
Free app offers solution to finding gluten-free friendly businesses and
shared dining experiences in the palm of a user’s hand
Find Me Gluten Free, the most downloaded gluten-free restaurant and business finder app for iPhone and Android, today announced the launch of their newly designed apps and website, http://www.findmeglutenfree.com. Both were created to provide a solution to those with Celiac Disease or a gluten-intolerance, as well as for friends, family or anyone consistently influenced by a gluten-free eater. The app offers the ease of finding gluten-free friendly restaurants, products and businesses, while connecting all users with safe dining options throughout the United States and Canada.
Unlike other restaurant review sites, all ratings and reviews through Find Me Gluten Free are based on how gluten-free friendly the businesses are, making it easier to find a restaurant which users can be confident will take preparing a gluten-free meal seriously, along with serving as a brand-finder at stores nationwide. Find Me Gluten Free provides a solution not only for the gluten-free community, but the friends, family, co-workers, etc. who dine with gluten-free consumers.
“As a software developer who is also a Celiac, I felt compelled to provide a solution that would help other gluten-intolerant eaters navigate their way to healthy foods, while offering a fun and vital tool that is easy to use and share with the entire gluten-free community and beyond,” says Jason Elmore, CEO and Founder of Find Me Gluten Free. Elmore also noted, “when choosing a place to eat with friends or co-workers, I usually have the final say on where to dine, given my gluten intolerance, though it’s always nice to have everyone looking for restaurants on the app to find a location that appeals to all parties.”
The Find Me Gluten Free app and website provides gluten-free eaters and consumers the ability to “Suggest a Business” via their own user profile, then submit and rate (with one to five stars) their individual dining experience or product(s) purchased. Users can locate gluten-free friendly businesses (within their specified radius) by searching “Near Me, or Near Addresses” which will pull up reviewed businesses with other user ratings, reviews, tips and comments, guiding the user to a safe dining experience. The app also delivers a thorough list of “Chain Menus” – everything from Applebee’s to P.F. Chang’s to Qdoba - linked directly to the establishment’s website and/or specified gluten-free menu.
Those with Celiac Disease or a gluten-intolerance cannot digest gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Three million Americans have Celiac Disease, and the Center for Celiac Disease in Maryland reported one out of seven people will have a gluten intolerance in their lifetime. The gluten-free food market has exploded as more and more people are diagnosed with gluten allergies and Celiac Disease.
"The Find Me Gluten Free app is the industry leader and great example of the apps out there that are contributing to the growth of the gluten-free food sector and, importantly, the empowerment of the individual who suffers with the sensitivity/intolerance,” said David Browne, Senior Analyst Mintel Int’l Group.
With the flourishing gluten-free food market and need for ever-increasing awareness through a variety of mediums, Find Me Gluten Free has quickly been recognized throughout the gluten-free industry as a prominent partner, through their efforts to raise awareness of Celiac Disease and gluten-intolerance, and are available for further exploration of B2C and B2B partnership opportunities throughout the gluten-free/ restaurant industries. From mobile loyalty programs to promotional codes, Find Me Gluten Free delivers a great solution to reaching a large group of gluten-free consumers.
Find Me Gluten Free established partnerships already in place:
- Partnership with Gluten Free Frenzy to present Celiac Awareness Night with the -
- Diamondbacks, Rockies, Dodgers and Padres
- Listed as a Top Resource at 2012 Expo West in Gluten Free Seminar
- Partnership with National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) GREAT Kitchens
- Partnership with Randy Jones Gluten-Free BBQ Sauce to be their official product finder
- The official app of Gluten Free Frenzy
- The official app of The Celiac Diva, tagging her favorite restaurants
“We are excited to have NFCA’s GREAT Kitchens called out on Find Me Gluten Free. This partnership embraces NFCA’s mission to improve the quality of life for those in the Celiac community. Be sure to look for the GREAT Kitchens symbol next to the restaurant listing to find restaurants that have been trained in gluten-free protocol,” stated Alice Bast, Founder and President of NFCA.
Even famous athletes have taken notice: All-Time favorite San Diego Padres, Cy Young Award Winning Pitcher and Charter member of the San Diego Padres Hall of Fame, Randy Jones, announced that Find Me Gluten Free will be the official product finder of his delicious Randy Jones Gluten-Free BBQ Sauce.
"Partnering with Find Me Gluten Free is a great opportunity for people to find and enjoy our healthy, delicious Gluten-Free BBQ Sauce,” said Randy Jones.
For more information about Find Me Gluten Free, to download the iPhone and Android apps, or for partnership information please visit http://www.findmeglutenfree.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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About Find Me Gluten Free:
We believe that whether you're traveling, socializing, or you just need a quick bite to eat, people living a gluten-free lifestyle should be able to eat safely and comfortably. We strive to help you find gluten-free friendly businesses and share your experiences with other people in the gluten-free community. We want to raise awareness for Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance and help educate people about the gluten-free lifestyle, which is why we donate a portion of our proceeds to gluten-free awareness organizations. Visit us at: http://www.FindMeGlutenFree.com.
Contact: Aimee Eiguren
Web: A.R.E. Public Relations